Graduate Student Newsletter

October 2020

Welcome...and Welcome Back!

Hello from your Graduate Student Organization at Loyola! We're here to reach out to you, our fellow students and colleagues, to connect you to information, resources, and activities to support you in your time as a graduate student at Loyola!


Watch for our newsletters at the beginning of each month, forwarded to you by your Program Operations Director, or at www.loyola.edu/gradstudents.

Free Graduate Planner and Services Handbook

The Graduate Student Services Office is offering copies of the Graduate Planner and Services Handbook for all new and continuing graduate students.


You can pick up a physical copy of the 176 page planner at the student lounge in the Columbia and Timonium Graduate Centers. The handbook portion is also available online.

Join us for some Trivia!

Graduate Student Charm City Trivia Team

Saturday, Oct. 10th, 8pm

This is an online event.

While our usual social events are on hiatus, there's no reason not to come together for some trivia. We would like to assemble a team of graduate students (only) to compete on October 10th at 8pm. Please let us know if you would like to be on a team no later than Monday, October 5th. Send the following to gso@loyola.edu:


  • Name
  • Graduate Program
  • Email address where you would like to be contacted


Depending on how many would like to play, we can split into teams by program, or have combined groups. We will decide as a group if we want to continue for additional Saturdays beyond the 10th.

Being Resilient as a Graduate Student

Resilience is the process of "adapting well in the face of adversity." What an appropriate topic for our present time! This Fall, the Counseling Center is launching a campaign to educate the campus community about how resilience can be increased through the development of certain attitudes, abilities and habits. Click for more information.

Graduate Student Leadership Opportunities

Consider these opportunities to represent graduate student interests at Loyola:


  • The Loyola / Notre Dame Library is seeking graduate student members for their Library Student Advisory Board this Fall. You would be asked to participate in brief surveys or online discussions, with just one brief Zoom meet-and-greet to get to know each other.

  • The Loyola University Academic Senate has an opening for a Graduate Student Representative. The Senate is comprised of faculty and administrators, and two student representatives. The Senate approves programs, policies, and resources that benefit the University as a whole. Contact Mark Lee if interested in applying for this leadership opportunity.

Meet some of Team GSO